Bars and clubs

Tables and chairs sit the empty Salon Los Angeles during an event to raise money and keep open the iconic dance hall known as “The Cathedral of Mambo” amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Millionaires, writers, ambassadors, and movie stars danced here; now, shuttered for more than five months due to the pandemic, the owners of the fabled hall say they are in debt and may have to close and demolish it. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
September 08, 2020 - 10:03 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los Angeles...
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Jeff Brightwell, owner of Dot's Hop House, is framed between protective shielding placed over the bar as he poses for a photo at his establishment in the Deep Ellum entertainment district in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
September 06, 2020 - 5:03 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns this bar. Two months into an indefinite shutdown, he's just checking on the place — the tables six feet apart, the “Covid 19 House Rules” sign instructing drinkers not to mingle. All the...
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This Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, photo shows Kochina Rude delivering food for customers in San Francisco. A San Francisco drag show night club has taken the show on the road after having to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oasis' "Meals on Heals" is dispatching drag queens to deliver food, custom cocktails and socially-distant lip synch performances. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
September 01, 2020 - 2:09 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver. Drag queens don their colorful wigs, elaborate makeup and knee-high stiletto boots, but instead of stepping on a stage, they're putting on a face covering, grabbing a takeout bag and bringing their musical numbers to fans' doorsteps in San Francisco. The...
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August 24, 2020 - 10:45 am
HERNE, Germany (AP) — It must be the bratwurst that keeps bringing the children of retired Utah Jazz great John Stockton to Germany. The basketball, too. Laura Stockton is the fourth child of the NBA legend to sign a professional contract to play in Germany. Her older siblings Michael, David and...
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Police officers stand guard near two bodies outside of a disco in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Officials said over a dozen people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country's lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Diego Vertiz)
August 23, 2020 - 1:47 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thirteen people died in a stampede at a disco in Peru after a police raid to enforce the country's lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday. The stampede happened at the Thomas disco in Lima, where about 120 people had gathered for a party on Saturday night...
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A couple wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus walks along on a nearly empty shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 23, 2020 - 1:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has added 397 new cases to its coronavirus caseload in a 10th day of triple-digit increases, as the speed of viral spread nears the levels last seen during the worst of the outbreak in spring. The resurgence, which began in the densely populated capital area...
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University of North Carolina students wait outside of Woolen Gym on the Chapel Hill, N.C., campus as they wait to enter for a fitness class Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The University announced minutes before that all classes will be moved online starting Wednesday, Aug. 19 due to COVID clusters on campus. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)
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August 17, 2020 - 9:49 pm
North Carolina's flagship university canceled in-person classes for undergraduates just a week into the fall semester Monday as college campuses around the U.S. scramble to deal with coronavirus clusters linked in some cases to student housing, off-campus parties and packed bars. The University of...
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Members of the National Cadet Corps, a youth wing of Armed Forces for school and college students, dressed in the colors of the Indian national flag and wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus, listen to the speech of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort monument on Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. India's prime minister said Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
August 15, 2020 - 5:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday announced stronger social distancing restrictions for its greater capital area where a surge in COVID-19 cases has threatened to erase the hard-won gains against the virus. The two-week measures starting Sunday will allow authorities in Seoul and...
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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 14, 2020 - 2:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. “...
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A group of people wearing face masks walk on the street In Fuengirola, near Malaga, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The increase in Spain of coronavirus outbreaks associated with nightlife has set off alarms in recent days, mainly in tourist areas where pubs and discos are full before the summer tourist campaign. (AP Photo/Jesus Merida)
August 08, 2020 - 2:45 pm
FUENGIROLA, Spain (AP) — Facing a new surge of coronavirus infections, one Spanish town is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from spreading. The small beach town of Fuengirola near Málaga on Spain’s southern coast has sent police to its...
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